Zeitkapsel/Penelope Wehrli, Detlev Schneider/Agata Siniarska, Karolina Grzywnowicz/Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker


The installations start on all festival days one hour before the beginning of the event, free of charge.

Transforming Acts – A Kaleidoscope by Penelope Wehrli and Detlev Schneider (CH/DE)
Nancy Spero Saal

In the seventies, dance became a catalyst for the theatre avant-gardes beyond image realism – its artificial movement vocabulary, choral image compositions, physical-expressive body language. Cage and Cunningham, Judson-Church, the Flemish-Dutch scene and German dance theatre all inspired directors. At the same time choreographers began to use means of other arts like multi-layered narratives, textures of language and writing and imaginative potentials of the image and sound media. A give and take. Hybrid forms and formats emerged, as they are taken for granted today.

On five screens, passages of pioneering works from the late 20th century are combined with current portraits and reflections by Pina Bausch, Laurent Chétouane, Jo Fabian, Jan Fabre, Johann Kresnik, Thomas Lehmen, Heiner Müller, Einar Schleef, Meg Stuart, Robert Wilson, VA Wölfl and The Wooster Group.

In cooperation with the International Theatre Institute (ITI)

You can find more information here.

A project of the International Theatre Institute (ITI), Berlin
Transforming Acts – A dance fund heritage production. Guest performance sponsored by TANZFONDS ERBE Fonds for artistic projects on cultural heritage dance – an initiative of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation)

Second Nature | Agata Siniarska, Karolina Grzywnowicz (PL)

“Second Nature” was created in co-production with HELLERAU as a world premiere for the festival “Erbstücke” and is present as an installation for the entire duration of the festival. Further information can be found here.

Time capsule – heirlooms of Dresden citizens
Ecksalon Ost

For the exhibition, HELLERAU asked Dresden citizens about loved, important or even problematic heirlooms and the respective stories about them. What is your favourite heirloom? What does it mean to you and how do you use your heirloom today? The most interesting and touching memories will be presented together with the objects in a small exhibition throughout the festival.

Re:Rosas – The fABULEUS Rosas Remix Project | Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (BE)
Studio West

With her Internet project “Re: Rosas”, choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker invites dance enthusiasts from all over the world to learn the choreography of “Rosas danst Rosas” and publish their own version. So far more than 400 videos have been uploaded. HELLERAU invites you in the Studio West to watch these videos and try out the choreography yourself.